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2nd Annual Raise Your Glass Campaign

Shipyard in partnership with the Migis Hotel Group, Fess Parker Winery, and Ice Pik Vodka are excited to announce the 2nd annual Raise Your Glass campaign benefitting Maine Audubon. During the month of July, $1.00 from every glass of Shipyard Beer, Fess Parker Wine, and Ice-Pik Vodka sold at the Migis Group Maine properties will be donated to Maine Audubon.

Maine Audubon was selected as the beneficiary of the Raise Your Glass campaign because of their mission to keep Maine special by protecting Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat. The Migis Hotel Group and Shipyard Brewing Company are both committed to the responsibility of giving back and are dedicated to efforts surrounding the protection of Maine’s environment and wildlife habitat.

The companies hope to raise $5,000 through the Raise Your Glass campaign to support important initiatives like endangered species protection, environmental education for all ages, and advocacy that helps shape effective conservation policies.

“We choose to live or visit Maine because there is something truly special about this state. And that’s why Maine Audubon exists – to keep Maine special. We are grateful to these local businesses for making wildlife conservation a top priority by investing in Maine Audubon,” Ole Amundsen, Maine Audubon Executive Director notes.

VP of Shipyard Brewing Company explains, “As a resident of Scarborough, Maine I’ve viewed the incredible diversity of birds that inhabit or pass through the Scarborough Marsh and Beaches. We are thrilled to partner with the Migis Hotel Group to help preserve this rare and beautiful place in Maine through Maine Audubon.”

Participating Migis Hotel Group properties include Black Point Inn in Scarborough, 250 Main Hotel in Rockland, and Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake. Each location will be featuring Shipyard Summer Ale and Shipyard newest release, Island Time Session IPA. The featured wines will include Fess Parker Ashley’s Vineyard Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay (rated 92 by the Wine Enthusiast) and Chickadee Central Coast Chardonnay. Locally crafted Ice Pik Vodka will be offered in several proprietary cocktails developed by the Migis Food and Beverage team.

Managing partner of Migis Hotel Group Phil Kronenthal explains, “We love to watch as our hotel teams plan for the kick-off of this campaign. Everyone gets excited! Giving our teams a way to make a positive impact while they are already doing their great work is something we can all be really proud of.”

In 2015, the Raise Your Glass campaign benefited the Autism Society of Maine which provides education and resources to support the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

About Maine Audubon: Maine Audubon protects Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people of all ages in education, conservation, and action. Contact: Megan Elliott melliott@maineaudubon.org

About Shipyard Brewing Co: Shipyard Brewing Company is a family owned brewery – rooted in tradition and brimming with innovation. Its award-winning beer is handcrafted by a talented team of brewers. Established in 1994, Shipyard is located on the historic waterfront in Portland, Maine and produces more than 20 varieties of award-winning beer. Contact: Bruce Forsley bforsley@shipyard.com

About Migis Hotel Group: Migis Hotel Group, which was founded in 1968, owns and operates Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake, Black Point Inn on Prouts Neck, Inn at Ocean’s Edge in Lincolnville, ME and Emerson Inn in Rockport, MA.  It also manages The Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort in Ogunquit, The Shire Woodstock in Woodstock, VT, and 250 Main Hotel in Rockland, ME. Contact: Phil Kronenthal phil@migishotelgroup.com

About Optimus Imports and Chickadee Wine: The Chickadee Chardonnay is vinified at Fess Parker Winery in Los Olivos, CA and sold and marketed through Portland, ME based Optimus Imports. Contact: Peter Welch pwelchoptimusimports@myfairpoint.net

About Ice Pik: Ice Pik Vodka is a local, New England Spirit. It’s naturally gluten free and 8 times distilled for a clean crisp taste and smell — making it the perfect base for all your favorite cocktails. Contact: Sean Corbett sean@icepikvodka.com